Angwin was named in 1874 for Edwin Angwin who ran a resort on the land the town now occupies. It has a current population of about 3000 and is home to Pacific Union College; a Seventh Day Adventist liberal arts college.
Formerly a Seventh Day Adventist enclave, today Angwin is home to a SOMETHING population with a number of wineries and vineyards. The town is off the beaten tourist track and many treasure it for its relative serenity. At an elevation
of 1750 feet, it provides spectacular views of the Valley floor.
Angwin is a great place for people who want to feel that they’re a part of a small community, or who want some incredible views for reasonable prices. It’s a bit of a drive into a major urban area, but having a small and very private place of your own in the beautiful mountains of Napa Valley is well worth the time to get there.
Here are a few informational resources on Angwin:
The Angwin Reporter is a great place for information on the local community.
Angwin is home to Pacific Union College, a great local college.
Speaking of schools, PUC Elemenary is a stellar local elementary school.
While Angwin doesn't have a proper City Hall, they do have a Community Council.